Jan Shield

Original art by Diane Copenhaver. 

It’s beginning to look like…


Coastal winter table display featuring art by Paul Brent.

It’s beginning to like like…


Wall art by Mike Mason, Jan Shield and Joanne Donaca. Credenza table art by Charles Schweigert and Deb Curtis.

It’s beginning to look like…




  Calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.  Earrings by Debra Beard and Mary Hurst. Red tipped vases  by Emily Miller.

 Fairweather House and Gallery is embracing the fa-la-la season.

Always and forever embracing regional artists.

Always and forever featuring crafts made by local hands.


Left to right. Sculptured paintings by Jan Shield.  Top: Moon Glow.  Bottom: Rising Sea.

Original oils by Ron Nicolaides.  Left: Night Sea through The Needles (Cannon Beach, OR). Right:  Night Sea at Indian Beach (Cannon Beach, OR).

For more about the artists, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ Jan Shield/ Ron Nicolaides.


Here is the photo of the painting that I was commissioned to create for the new Astoria Memorial  Plain Tree Hospital now in process of completion. A select number of regional artists were requested to make work for the interior spaces along with Richard Rowland of Astoria to create a large anagama fired ceramic entry mural. –Jan



“My painting is an acrylic on canvas, 6ft 8in by 3ft 4in related to a visit to the Gorge Hotel up the Columbia River we had the pleasure to take a very tranquil anniversary at, and enjoy the river and gardens surrounding. It was just a reflection that stopped me there overhanging branches crossing over rocks under water under rocks quiet silence among the leaves  arching form of the old stone bridge still to walk upon.” –Jan Shield

Photo: Art patron, Jan and Dee Shield and another art patron at Fairweather’s during the opening reception of an Art Walk evening.

Jan Shield, Professor Emeritus of Art at Pacific University, Forest Grove, with his art work that was created at Dancing Trees Sanctuary. Also pictured is art by Paul Brent, who has set up a Pop-Up Gallery in Seaside at 608 Broadway for the summer of 2017 (sponsored by the Fairweather Gallery and the Gilbert Block Building).

“It is my home, studio and forest preserve in Newberg, Oregon. It is an environment of thick fir and maple forest blanketed with lush ferns and punctuated with sun lit meadows.”

For more info about the artist, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgalllery.com/ …artists/…Jan Shield

Soon we will be moving the display tables into the next season.  We embrace change.


Art walk hostesses amidst fall foliages.

We help one another.  We live for the moment.  


Gary Pearlman, Sherrie Stahl,  Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, Sarah Lippold, Penelope Culbertson, Mary Boitta and Diane Klausner featured works on display.

We do what others are not willing to do. We feature original work by regional artists.

We accept social responsibility.  We give generously. We honor our artists, our community and our causes to the utmost of our abilities.

We do the right things.

We have hosted more than 100 art events in more than 10 years!!!

We take pride in discovering and promoting the many, many creative minds who shape our beloved community.

We are grateful.  We are thankful.  We are hopeful.

Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com for more about us.

Photos courtesy of Linda Fenton-Mendenhall Photography.


Just in from Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

“Winter Seeds” Towsend chipmunk with rose hips in the Gearhart Fen.(*)

Proceeds in support of NCLC.

Fairweather House and Gallery

October 2016


With selected works by artist/writer Jo Pomeroy-Crockett Ph.D., artists Renee Rowe, Paul Brent, Jan Shield and photographer Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

Introducing new photography about drama found in the coastal habitat “within steps from our own backyards” from Seaside/Gearhart naturalist and ecologist Neal Maine/PacificLight Images.

For more information please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists

(*) reprinted article  nclctrust.org/expanding-our-footprint-in-the-gearhart-fen/

The Gearhart Fen is the largest contiguous wetland of its kind remaining on the Oregon Coast. And it is now the location of North Coast Land Conservancy’s largest expanse of conserved lands. The Nature Conservancy’s Oregon office transferred a 466-acre conservation easement and ownership of 47.01 acres to NCLC. Together with two properties it already owned there, North Coast Land Conservancy is now the steward of some 533 contiguous acres of the fen—a type of quagmire that is similar to but, according to botanists, different from a bog.

This dynamic ecosystem is a mosaic of several rare wetland community types associated with sphagnum moss. Carnivorous sundew plants grow on the fen’s moist ground, luring insects with their bright red coloring. Songbirds migrate through the fen’s stunted pines, and swallows bring their young and teach them to feed. Ospreys nest here, bald eagles perch in the trees, and waterfowl rest on patches of open water. A herd of elk calls it home. The Gearhart Fen is located in a dune swale south of Cullaby Lake in the southeastern corner of the Clatsop Plains, east of US 101.



Did you know that Fairweather’s features changing exhibitions each month by significant regional and emerging artists, craftsmen and artisans?


Iris Moon by Jan Shield fired at the Astoria Dragon Kiln. Just in for the upcoming In Full Flower exhibition (through May 31st)  at Fairweather’s.

To read more about the Dragon Kiln go to http://www.dailyastorian.com/…/new-kiln-construction-heat.

Jan Shield, Professor Emeritus of Art at Pacific University, Forest Grove, creates art at Dancing Trees Sanctuary. “It is my home, studio and forest preserve in Newberg, Oregon. It is an environment of thick fir and maple forest blanketed with lush ferns and punctuated with sun lit meadows.”

And, too, Shield was one of over 30 professional artists, designers, architects, indigenous artists, writers, photographers, craftspeople and tradesmen from the Northwest were invited to participate in the Outside The Box show, an unusual and exciting art exhibition at Clatsop Community College’s Royal Nebeker Art Gallery through April 28th.

To read more go to http://www.coastweekend.com/…/artists-think-outside-the-box



Antique paper, original calligraphy. Penelope Culbertson.

Penelope Culbertson began her art studies at the Portland Art Museum as a child, in the art department at Cleveland High School, at Reed College with calligraphy master Lloyd Reynolds, at Willamette University in Salem, at the San Francisco Art Institute, and the Institute de Bellas Artes in San Miguel, Mexico.

She was the co-founder of the Art Academy of Kona and the West Hawaii Arts Guild where she served on the Executive Board. Penelope worked in the Hawaii State Artist-in-School program and showed as the Artist-in-Residence at the Hyatt Regency. Her work is in the permanent collection at the Royal Waikoloan Hotel. Since her return to the Northwest, she teaches weekly classes in calligraphy and watercolors for the disabled. She experiments in watercolors, oil pastels, collage, tapestry weaving and calligraphy.

Did you know that Penelope had Steve Jobs as a classmate at Reed College?

For more information please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ artists/ Penelope Culbertson

Artists are matched with selected exhibitions and are booked up to six months to one year in advance of a show.The Fairweather list for the Seaside Art Walks through the 2016 high season and beyond.

May 7 In Full Flower
Jun 4 Works on Paper
Jul 2 Power of Two
Aug 6 Moments Like This
Sep 3 Against the Current
Oct 1 Drama in Art
Nov 5 A Simple Approach
Dec 3 With Quiet Clarity


Penelope Culbertson will be a featured artist along with Christine Trexel, Patricia Clark-Finley and more  for the Fairweather exhibition  Works On Paper opening June 4th  and running through June 30th.


Bottom's up

Bottom’s Up. Signed, matted and framed by nature photographer Neal Maine.

Where and when, you ask?

In the estuary, within steps of downtown Seaside a few days ago!

Neal focuses his imagery on exploring wildlife in the context of its habitat and is dedicated to working with coastal communities to protect wildlife habitat and its connectivity. A percentage of all photography sales are donated to North Coast Land Conservancy to help further this goal.

Save the dates and times.  During  the Seaside First Saturday Art Walks at Fairweather’s Neal Maine speaks promptly at 6 p.m. about the natural history of the North Coast!


For more information please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ artists/ Neal Maine.

Jan Shield, Professor Emeritus of Art at Pacific University, whose work in art sometimes reflects being involved in very close observation and working in a highly representational manner, and at other times into extreme abstraction and more expressive, experimental and environmental responses,  created a new body of work for OCEAN STAGED, an exhibition at Fairweather’s.

For 2015,  art depicting scenes that seem to stand still in moments where an ocean view is eternal, where warm sunlight is precious, where all that matters is to be near the sea and open air.

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